Perplexing puzzles. Curious clues. Twisting plots.
Adventure and Intrigue. Delivered to your door.
Choose a mystery for the kid you love. Each mystery is personalized, so kids are heroes of their own stories.
See kids rush to the mailbox for their very own letters from pirates, knights, trolls, spies, detectives and more!
Inspire kids with the gift of learning and the magic of mystery and adventure.
My daughter was so excited about this, and nothing really excites her during the pandemic. Very fun and great quality, worth every piece of eight!
This was perfect for my 9 year old. Also a great activity to look forward to during quarantine!
This gift for our 9 year old grandson was the perfect thing for a Covid-19 activity. He really loved it!
They legit think they are spies and talk about it nonstop (not good at secrets clearly), even built their spy school out of legos. Have needed help from parents on a few but overall a huge hit!
My kiddos (boy age 10, girl age 8) loved this so much! We pulled this out on a Sunday afternoon to break up the quarantine routine. They read the letters and worked to solve the clues together, which made my momma heart very happy! The letters and clues are well thought out and the trinkets/gadgets/prizes are very nice quality. It was so much more than we expected. We were so impressed that we immediately ordered the pirate themed mystery!!!
Eight-year old boy really enjoyed the personalization and made a more focused effort deciphering the codes than I’ve ever seen from him on a school project. I will definitely try another one for older kids when he gets there. It does take a lot of parental involvement to work through the mystery at his age - however it was a lot of fun for me too.
This is my 10 year old Grandsons' third summer of Mail Order Mystery. When they were 8 we did the Pirates, when they were 9 we did the Spies, and this summer we did Bigfoot. They have had a blast with all three. I hope that you can offer others in the future!
My 10 year old has done every escape room game, mystery quiz and exit box out there. But this Mail Order Mystery beat them all. He loved the storytelling and the personality in the challenges, and he couldn't wait for me to give him the next package (he would've done it all in one day if I didn't have them under lock and key!) Thanks.
My 8 year old son loved this! We had a lot of fun sorting through clues, deciphering codes and guessing which characters may have been involved in the crime! Definitely a great sudden home schooling activity!
This is the third mail order mystery we have completed and it was the best one yet. My son was so excited when he found the message underneath the stamp. He talked about it for days. He loves the different ways he gets to interact with the mystery - submitting the application, filling out the website, etc. has made this so much fun. You all have such an attention to detail and the variety of items found within the envelopes is fantastic. We love Mail Order Mystery!!!
Best gift I could imagine and at the best time. My nephew turned 8yo at the beginning of the Corona lockdowns. The whole set was mailed to his parents who hid each week’s package in their mailbox for him to find. For two months he happily ran to the mailbox to discover an activity package with stories etc. The final package was a treasure chest of which he played with for a long time. Just awesome.
My son (9 yrs old)was excited to receive packages in the mail and it was fun to see him read without having to be told to do it! A great gift idea.
My children (8 & 10 yrs old) loved everything about the hunt. They were involved and waiting for the next item. They learned a lot about pirates, Jellyfish trees, and Palm Squirrels. I had no idea. Lol. At the end of the hunt, the treasures are wonderful and amazing! They are still wondering if they are going to hear from the pirates again or others. I suppose some day I will have to spill the beans. But for now, this was and still is so much fun to listen to their conversations about pirates!
My daughter (8) loved working the mystery along with her Grammie. The whole family enjoyed the time together solving the puzzle. Looking forward to our next one.
My students extremely involved in solving the mystery and the quest for the treasure. Each week they were excitedly waiting for the mail. One week it was a day late. They were so upset. The first question I was asked on the day it was to arrive, was "Is it here?"
A wonderful way to engage student learning!
Our grandson loves mysteries --- he even watches Poirot and Murder She wrote! He really loved this game and we enjoyed playing it with him. great fun for all of us!
I bought two of these, one for my daughter and one for my son. They looked forward to the mail every day and we spent the day reading the clues and deciphering the codes. Fantastic alternative to watching TV. Thank you!
We have bought our son several Mail Order Mysteries over the years. Enchanted Slumber was the second mystery we bought him. I have to admit, I didn’t think this one would hold his attention as much as the first one (Treasure Hunt) did. Boy, was I wrong. If anything, he was even more engaged with this story. He especially empathized with the Troll (he was delighted when he wrote the Troll…and the Troll wrote him back!). As before, he very much enjoyed getting his own mail, and took an active role in unravelling the codes (though he did need some help from time to time). As with the other mysteries, this one provides a present in the last mailing. The present for this one was a book about the various characters in the mystery. My son LOVED that book! Not only did he ask me to read it to him repeatedly, he also brought it back and forth to school for a week and basically learned to read using this book. It was the first book he showed any interest in reading himself (now it’s hard to get his nose out of a book).
Spies was a great choice for my 10 grandson. He has always been an avid reader, however he’s reaching that tween stage and reading doesn't seem to be on the top of his list :( Had Spies set for him to receive during summer break. He LOVED it!!!! Couldn’t get enough, even during his week at camp (which he loves) he wanted to know if “his mail” came. I am so hoping some more stories along this line are introduced.
Our daughter really enjoyed this-- so much that she wanted it as a gift the following year as well. For kids of a certain age this is perfect, not only for the mystery-solving but also for the pleasure of getting mail!
My kids were so surprised and excited every time they received something in the mail. Everything we received looked and felt so real to them that it made the entire experience so amazing. Great summer fun activity to keep their minds going
We gave this to our kids for Christmas! And then the envelopes started coming about every week! The kids 9 and 11 loved solving the clues and working out the answers! It was like the Christmas gift that kept on giving! Super fun family time and I would highly recommend it!
We ordered the treasure hunt mystery for our 7 year old daughter. It was such a fantastic experience! Our daughter was excited from the first letter and her excitement only grew with each package she received. The letters, maps and objects were all very authentic and great quality. Our daughter also loved deciphering the codes and puzzles. The customer service was amazing. I wasn't sure if this mystery would be appropriate for our daughter's age. The person I communicated with at mail order mystery answered all my questions and was very helpful. I would recommend mail order mystery to anyone who wants a unique gift for their child!
I purchased this for my daughter’s 8th birthday and it quickly became an activity that she and I worked on together, secret from the rest of the family! We looked forward to checking the mail for new packages of clues and would hurry off to hide and figure out our next steps! We were sad when it ended!
My daughter loved this and still carries around her spy card (she’s 11). We couldn’t figure out the safe combo, and some of the puzzles were advanced, but Grandma to the rescue! Was a big sucess
We did this as a family over summer vacation and it went beyond my expectations! My husband and I were just as into it as the kids!! Every package we got we were so excited to see what was inside! We had so much fun cracking codes and coming up with theories and suspects. I would definitely recommend this to everyone!
Letters couldn’t arrive fast enough after my son received the first letter! We had a lot of great conversations about our long lost pirate relative and talked about the mystery around the dinner table.
My 10 year old daughter loved the Mail Order Mystery as a Christmas gift last year. She loved solving the puzzles & looked forward to receiving the letters. It’s really worth the price!
I wasn't sure if his attention span would hold for the six mailings but he loved it! He was able to solve the puzzles and follow the storyline and loved it all. Especially when the saught after treasure arrived in the last mailing. He couldn't decide which piece was his favorite. Thanks Mail Order Mystery!
My ten year old daughter loved the mysteries, the clues, everything! She was completely engaged with the story and still talks about it a year later. Well worth the money and so unique!
It was great! My three girls Loved it and looked forward to the mail! Ages 3, 7, 9 great for all ages!
My boys, 8 and 9, wanted to learn about pirates and this mystery fit right in!!! I asked to have all clues sent together so I could strategically put them in our mailbox when needed—I knew they wouldn’t be able to wait a whole week for each clue and neither could I! Our whole family got involved—grandparents too—to keep the mystery as real as possible! My boys really believed for a little while that their great, great, great, great, great, grandfather was a pirate!!! And the treasure chest they received at the end was full of great stuff!!! It was worth every penny!
For the second summer vacation in a row my four grandchildren have worked together to solve the mystery - last year was Treasure Hunt and this year was Spies, Lies and Serious Bad Guys. They loved them both equally and I was happy to read other reviews that said some kids got so involved they thought the mysteries were true. This year they huddled in a room when they were working and didn’t want the adults to know anything, after all it IS top secret! I was privy to a scant amount only because they needed my phone to call “Headquarters.”
I love the mysteries and only request more please!
My nephews live across the country and I'm constantly on the lookout for fun things to send them. The Treasure Hunt takes the cake! Not only did I get to hear all about our pirating ancestor from them, but I received videos and photos every time a new parcel arrived from their mystery sender! By the time the last one landed in their mailbox, the whole family (including both sets of grandparents) had gotten in on the action.
What a great gift! I'm so glad we stumbled onto Mail Order Mysteries.
My granddaughter loved getting the clues and waiting for the next one. Last one was small gift and nice teachable lesson/message.
My 8 year old daughter loved this experience. She was 100% convinced after reading the first letter and both confused and excited that a knight would be writing to her. It’s a wonderful story charmingly written. We had so many fun learning experiences in this like guessing from context the final word of the puzzle and using a (child’s) thesaurus for the first time to look her guess up - she found the right answer in the list of synonyms!
All the letters and items are beautifully detailed and sufficiently realistic for her age — the different papers, the wax-sealed envelopes, the various kinds of pouches - so thoughtfully done. She was convinced this was her ticket to getting a long-wished-for unicorn and wrote to the knight that she would begin her training when he provided that to her. So... she never trained but enjoyed everything that did happen anyway :-).
And the customer service was helpful and timely. Through no fault of theirs our final package was lost in the mail -obvious from the tracking they provided. I emailed them and they set up to send a replacement the next scheduled shipping day. What a satisfying conclusion to the adventure!
I’ve told so many people about this product :-) except those whose children would likely tell my daughter about their same adventure! I’d love a follow on adventure that knew her from the first one. Without that, I’ll wait to order her another one until I’m willing to spoil the magic by teaching her how to tell that it was for pretend - still a valuable lesson!
We've had one mystery mailing before but this one was by far our favourite. The puzzles are amazing, the characters are amazing, and the book at the end is amazing. My daughter absolutely loved it!
We got this for our 8 year old son. It was very exciting for him to receive mail. He got very excited about the whole story, and it was pretty interesting for us adults, as well! Lots of fun. Would do another mystery!
Our 7 year old grandson had so much fun with the Treasure Hunt! mail order mystery. He loved using the personalized clues to solve the mystery and LOVED getting mail each week. This is was great "experience" to give a grandchild instead of a gift that would be used a few times and forgotten. I would 100% recommend Treasure Hunt!
Our 9 year old granddaughter loved The Enchanted Slumber mail order mystery! She looked forward to receiving mail each week and totally enjoyed the experience. The "artifacts" were cool and the problem solving skills she had to use were plentiful. This is a great gift idea for kids!
We did this one last summer and my son still talks about it. He remembers every little detail. It was so much fun!
My 11 year old grandson was delighted to get real mail and couldn’t wait to open up each clue and quest. I was thrilled with the activities and historical info (and reading) needed to solve it.